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I had a Dilbert moment today.

There’s been a lot of talk about agile software development recently like it’s something Prometheus stole from the Gods and bestowed it upon us mere mortals.

In my opinion, it’s the relationships and trust between people that build great software; not some process that organizations recruit highly paid consultants to teach them about.

  • Wayne

    Why are you wearing rubber gloves?

  • Wayne

    Why are you wearing rubber gloves?

  • Anonymous

    Chris, Agile Development is all about people and relationships!

    Have you read the Agile Manifesto? “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools” is the first principle listed.

    With regards to the cartoon, “no design documents” is the most pervasive myth about Agile Development. It simply isn’t true and anyone who says that agile == no documents is full of crap. What agile does say is that no documentation should be created simply for the sake of creating it. There must be business value from the document, just like any other artifact in the system, code included.

    Finally, another gripe about Agile is that “it’s nothing new”. Well, yes, that’s absolutely true. It’s a collection of practices that have worked in the 60-odd years that the software development industry has existed. For example, iterative and incremental development can be traced back the Mercury Space Program in the late 50’s and early 60’s!

    Dave Rooney
    Mayford Technologies

  • Anonymous

    Chris, Agile Development is all about people and relationships!Have you read the Agile Manifesto? “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools” is the first principle listed.With regards to the cartoon, “no design documents” is the most pervasive myth about Agile Development. It simply isn’t true and anyone who says that agile == no documents is full of crap. What agile does say is that no documentation should be created simply for the sake of creating it. There must be business value from the document, just like any other artifact in the system, code included.Finally, another gripe about Agile is that “it’s nothing new”. Well, yes, that’s absolutely true. It’s a collection of practices that have worked in the 60-odd years that the software development industry has existed. For example, iterative and incremental development can be traced back the Mercury Space Program in the late 50’s and early 60’s!Dave RooneyMayford Technologies

  • Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    Dave, my comic meant to be a joke πŸ™‚

    I’m trying to poke fun at all these “agile master trainers” that are going around preaching Agile as the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    People aren’t understanding my humor today πŸ™

  • Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    Dave, my comic meant to be a joke :)I’m trying to poke fun at all these “agile master trainers” that are going around preaching Agile as the greatest thing since sliced bread. People aren’t understanding my humor today πŸ™

  • Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    Good question Wayne. I don’t know about the gloves, this was the guy that closely resembled me.

    “if they glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit”

    :D?

  • Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    Good question Wayne. I don’t know about the gloves, this was the guy that closely resembled me.”if they glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit”:D?

  • Dave Rooney

    LOL! “I guess I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.” πŸ˜‰

    Nice gloves, BTW.

    Dave Rooney
    Mayford Technologies

  • Dave Rooney

    LOL! “I guess I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.” ;)Nice gloves, BTW.Dave RooneyMayford Technologies

  • Chris Recoskie

    Dude, you look like Beakman πŸ™‚

  • Chris Recoskie

    Dude, you look like Beakman πŸ™‚